Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NAMI Wins Exceptional Employer Award

The Howard Levin Clubhouse recently named NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania one of the recipients of its 2009 Exceptional Employer Recognition Award.

A proclamation passed in Pittsburgh City Council on Oct. 20 states, "Whereas, these employers continually demonstrate the utmost respect for the Clubhouse community and the ongoing initiative to combat the stigma associated with mental illness."

The Howard Levin Clubhouse held an Employer Recognition Reception on Monday honoring the winning organizations. Paul Freund (pictured below right), C/FST Services Director at NAMI's Consumer Action & Response Team (CART), accepted the award from CART Interviewer Brian Rayne (pictured left), who nominated NAMI for the award.

The other organizations honored were WPIC Transition for Recovery, Jay Fingeret - Attorney at Law, Community Day School, Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, IKM Architects, United Jewish Federation, Trader Joe's, U.S. Department of Labor, Thriftique/National Council of Jewish Women, TriState Petroleum, Peer Support & Advocacy Network, DeLuca's Restaurant and BENDER Consulting Services.